2013 Fiji Stampin’ Up Incentive Trip Days 1-2-3

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BULA!

Matt and I are in beautiful Fiji on the Stampin’ Up incentive trip. I think it took about 25 hours to get here but we made it! The internet is crazy expensive here so we may only post a few times. We get 30 minutes of free wifi BUT only 30 MB allowed so uploading pics really eats that up like pac man!

(Stamping School members, videos are up and posting as usual while we are gone so login and see what’s new!)

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Here is the view from the resort we are staying at, compliments of Stampin’ Up! We decided to come in 3 days early to make up for all the jet lag we were predicting. Our room is gorgeous and even a view of the ocean!

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So good to meet up with my good buddies, Georgia and Deb. That’s the best part of these trips!

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On Day 2, 10 of us rented Kit Kat, a Fijian driver, who took us all over Nadi to see some local sights.

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Our first stop was Nadi Temple, a Hindu temple that is the largest in the southern hemisphere and designed by architects from India. We had to take our shoes off before entering and be very quiet. We couldn’t take pics inside of course but it was beautiful.

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I had read about the Garden of The Sleeping Giant before we left and wanted to see it so we all went there next. It was originally started by Raymond Burr who loved orchids and had a huge collection. We saw stunning, lush gardens with over 2000 orchids as we walked on trails through and even saw mongoose.

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There is much discussion over how to tally up and convert Fijian money!

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Patsy and Jan enjoying the breeze

Day 3 we booked an all day Island Tour Cruise to Tivua Island, which is about 1 1/2 hours from Port Denarau. Snorkling, white sandy beaches, a Kava ceremony and feast and sunburn 🙂

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 few of us girls spent some time with our feet up – we were all still swollen from the long flights!

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As we returned back to the room late after dinner, our first PILLOW GIFT arrived! A fijian mat and fabric agenda holder!

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The other 250 demonstrators arrived this am (the ones who didn’t come in early) and the SU Hospitality room opened! They have the room set up so cute! We threw the bean bag for a prize, which is a fun accessory from the new catalog.

The guys are off to golf and the girls will be pool side, in the shade, recovering from sunburns!

Ni Sa Moce (goodbye!)

Linda (and Matt)